Jana and Bruce Koklich were the ideal couple in many ways. Jana was a smart and attractive woman whose father had been an influential California state senator. Bruce was her dedicated, hard-working, and charming husband. Together, they ran a successful California real estate business and owned several valuable properties. But after going to an Eric Clapton concert with a friend in August of 2001, Jana disappeared.
Join us at the quiet end for Never Seen Again. Bruce Koklich, as Jana’s concerned husband, appeared on the news and pleaded for her to return home safely. But some friends and family members felt like something was off. Bruce’s business and personal choices were scrutinized, leading some to suspect that he was involved in his wife’s disappearance. But Jana had not been with Bruce on the night she disappeared, so was it possible that she had left her husband to start a new life or had she been a target of foul play?
The Charley Project, Jana Carpenter Koklich, https://charleyproject.org/case/jana-carpenter-koklich
Los Angeles Times Archives 2002-2008
Monstrous Arrogance, University at Albany Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, Cynthia Lewis, 2008
People v. Koklich, California Court of Appeal, 5/1/2006
Vanished by Carlton Smith